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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> elsewhere, a judge in pennsylvania has blocked the state's stricter voter i.d. law from taking effect this november. after weeks of protests, the ruling means that voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a state approved i.d. to cast ballots on election day. the judge said he was concerned that the law could prevent some people from voting. stricter voter i.d. laws in four states remain, but tougher laws in at least six other states were either shelved or watered down including those in florida, ohio and of course now in pennsylvania. >>> american airlines now says it knows why passenger seats broke loose causing a pair of emergency landings. the airline originally called for eight of its planes to be inspected but later ordered 47 of its aircraft to be checked. american blames the problem on clamps that were supposed to hold the seats in place but were not properly installed. meanwhile, american and its pilots union continued a contentious renegotiation over its labor agreements. both the airline and the union representing its mechanics deny labor issues played any role in the s
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
's mayor is speaking out tonight after an emotional weekend. someone torched his law office on saturday. the fbi is expected to investigate the fire as a possible act of domestic terrorism. jodi hernandez joins us in vallejo this evening with details. >> reporter: good evening. the mayor has faced a lot of challenges since taking office but nothing rises to this level. you can see the damage caused when an arsonist set fire to the mayor's private law office over the weekend. today mayor davis spoke for the first time about the torching calling it malicious and cowardly. >> although i believe that the last criminal act is part of an escalating attempt to intimidate me, let me make it very, very clear. it has failed. >> reporter: a defiant vallejo mayor says he went let saturday morning's arson fire that destroyed his private law office steer him off course but davis believes the torching was political. >> i will say that the number of acts of vandalism which i have been subjected to over the recent past causes me to believe that this incident is related to my position as mayor. >> report
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the document as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. francis coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in maine a group of strangers spring into action when an elderly woman drove her car into the portland harbor. the ban of good samaritans pulled the 84-year-old out of her car moments before it sank. the woman is in stable condition. some of the rescuers had to be treated for hypothermia. >>> karma geddon two has come to an end just for the end of th
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
for the blast. >>> laying down the law. today, the supreme court kicking off its new term of the slate of crucial and controversial decisions in the works. on the docket, affirmative action and considering race for college admissions, voting rights and deciding to require federal oversight with a state of voting discrimination. the nine supreme court justices will consider a variety of challenges to the defense of marriage act. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages. that means no federal benefits, even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different-sex couples under federal law. >> the last term supreme court decisions paving the way for the affordable care acts and arizona's new immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on w
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
, so i'm good. >>> governor jerry brown signing a couple of new bills into law this morning. we'll have all the details coming up next. >> reporter: and tonight the oakland a's could do it. they have one game closer to the playoffs. we'll tell you what will have to happen for the a's to move on. >> what will it take for you to log on to facebook this morning? you can get the latest news, traffic and weather. find us, nbc bay area. op & go t. you can't always avoid it. but you can always do something nice for your car. chevron with techron. care for your car. who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> it is 5:11. welcome back, everybody. visa closi
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
of barack obama's health care law. this one was designed to improve patient care while saving taxpayer money. medicare will keep track of the 2200 hospitals using this plan to make sure they are following the new rules. fines start off at $125,000 per facility. >>> it is 6:14 right now. same-sex couples are now being considered family members in deportation cases thanks to a new order from the obama administration. the order giving some temporary relief to couples facing deportation like brian willingham and alfonso garcia from orinda. garcia has been embroiled in a deportation proceeding after a traffic stop last year. house minority leader nancy pelosi praised this move by the obama administration but is urging congress to do away with the defense of marriage act which bars the government from giving federal benefits to married same-sex couples. >>> decision 2012. just a little more than a month away, and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. both sides already planning their post bedadebat
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
and public transportation. parades, including the beta breakers run would be exempt. if it becomes law, offending nudists would be slapped with a $100 fine for the first offense and $200 for the second and $500 for the third. right now, state law does not ban public nudity. it does ban lewd public behavior. >> the silver lining, it is okay in some areas. >> yes. >> good. >>> when we come back, when is striking out a good thing? we will show you one major leaguer who did that and got a standing ovation. >>> two at-bats in seven years. it was a second chance for a baseball player injured in his one and only at bat. >> the story after a decade, adam greenberg back in the big leagues. he got hit in the head with the cubs on the first pitch that he saw. a 9-mile-an-hour fastball. it derailed his career. never got back on track. he got back to the major leagues. the marlins signed him to a one-day contract. he got a one-at bat. campaign by fans. they locked him in. he locked in his sights. that was strike two. he actually struck out, but it was a beautiful thing. >> we leave you with the oak
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
is also facing numerous challenges. the law states that the federal government will only recognize traditional marriages, meaning no federal benefits action even where same-sex marriage is legal. >> same-sex couples are denied hundreds of different rights and benefits that are provided to married different sex couples under federal law. >> reporter: on the docket as well, whether to curtail parts of the historic voting rights act of 1965. it mandates federal oversight for states with a history of voting discrimination when changing any rules for elections. challengers say the law is outdated and unnecessary. a big lineup of cases that could change the landscape of civil rights in america. frances coe, nbc news. >>> a little more than a month away from decision 2012 and this week the presidential debates begin. president obama and mitt romney both preparing for their first debate in denver wednesday night. republicans are calling for more pressure on the president's foreign policy. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls mr. obama's policies dangerous. both sides are downplayi
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for conspiracy to distribute meth. >> today the fbi, along with our local partners conducted a number of law enforcement actions, interdictions across the san jose area. >> reporter: the fbi says its gang task force in the south bay led the operation. the agency won't say if the suspects are part of a larger organized group or gang, but agents needed help from neighboring police departments to make the arrests. >> again, i can't comment on the number of officers that were out there. but there was an appropriate number of tactical personnel, fbi s.w.a.t. personnel involved in several interdictions, in addition to numerous others across the san jose area. >> reporter: neighbors at the blossom hill apartments say they're not surprised by the early morning raid. >> i mean it's not the first time it happened before. they came. they took out some people from here, from these apartments. we don't know. we don't know why or what happened. >> reporter: sources tell us the area is populated with parolees and probationers, which is part of the reason that esa says she doesn't know any of her neighbors.
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
for their trust, earn their support and eventually their vote. >> reporter: he is a harvard law grad, peace corps volunteer. now representing suburban boston. >> i have a decade in business, helping grow companies. >> reporter: in a debate televised sunday, he argued kennedy isn't ready and is coasting on the family coat tail. >> i don't think in any other state or district in the country people would consider you're qualified for this office. >> i have a sizable record of public service. >> reporter: joe who introduced a tribute to ted kennedy at the democratic convention. >> for my uncle teddy, politics was always about people. >> reporter: he knows his famous name comes with benefits. >> it is an advantage, i am proud of my family's history of public service. >> reporter: spanning six decades of sometimes a flawed history. jfk went to congress in '47 before the camelot days of the white house. bobby and ted served in the senate. their sons, joe and patrick, in the house. now joe's son who is on the ballot, getting a boost from his grandmother ethel. >> she has been on a number of campaign stop
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
month. >>> law enforcement officers and firefighters from east contra costa county will be honored this morning during a special church service. the blue mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. organizers say the mass is a nondenomination celebration to honor, recognize and thank the men and women whose job it is to keep the community safe. chp officer kenyon youngstrom who was shot and killed last month will receive a special harp as well. >>> a family-owned store that's been serving the bay area over a half century will soon be closing its doors. marla tellez is live with more details on the closure of the race street fish market and what the owners are now planning to do next. marla, good morning. >> reporter: jon, good morning. i can tell you this is one of those places that you can drive by any given day and there's going to be a line out the door. this place is always packed. people fixing to get their hands on the freshest fesh and meats in town. it has been in business since 1947. take a look for yourself, it certainly has that old-fashioned feel inside. after 65 years, its four owne
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
today when a judge rules whether to keep all of the state's tough new voter i.d. law intact. today's decision follows two days of testimony last week arguing that some requirements were making it difficult for registered voters to get a state issued i.d. >>> the world's famous hollywood sign is getting a makeover. a ten-week project to strip down and repaint the sign's giant letters will begin today ahead of its 90th birthday today. >>> happy birthday to rocker sting. he turns 61. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and more as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. a live report on hollywood's reaction to the announcement that seth mcfarland is hosting the academy awards. >>> and a live performance by a 12-year-old opera superstar. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
the police department on the chopping block. considering outsourcing law enforcement to the santa clara county sheriff's office. it is on the agenda at the meeting tonight which is open to the public. this is all happening at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. >>> another bay area city says it wants to dump its weekly garbage collection. according to "the palo alto weekly," they are trying to keep organic waste out of landfills. if homeownerss sorted their foo scraps, there would be less of a need for pick ups. the meeting for the finance committee is expected to reduce garbage collection to once or twice per month or possibly getting rid of it entirely. >>> a south bay tradition feeding thousands of people in the bay area for more than six decades closing its doors. race street fish & poultry in san jose has been family owned since it opened in 1947. the owner says it is time to retire so they sold to a texas-based corporation. >> christmas eve, it's an hour. it's christmas. it is part of my christmas to be here. >> a lot of memories for a lot of people. but the memories will leave forever. we'll
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
treatments are given. that's explicitly prohibited in the law. but let's go back to what governor romney indicated, that under his plan he would be able to cover people with pre-existing conditions. well, actually, governor, that isn't what your plan does. what your plan does is to duplicate what's already the law, which says if you are out of health insurance for three months then you can end up getting continuous coverage and an insurance company can't deny you if it's been under 90 days. but that's already the law, and that doesn't help the millions of people out there with pre-existing conditions. there's a reason why governor romney set up the plan that he did in massachusetts. it wasn't a government takeover of health care. it was the largest expansion of private insurance. but what it does say is that insurers, you've got to take everybody. now, that also means that you've got more customers. but when governor romney says that he'll replace it with something but can't detail how it will be in fact replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts is because ther
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
, is accusing vte of reselling equipment to the iranians in violation of u.s. law. cisco has ended its business relationship with zte. while the house committee on intelligence does not have the power to ban chinese communications equipment, it's warning that no one, verizon, comcast, at&t should be buying equipment from waway. >>> also in china, foxconn factories say they have the labor unrest under control. chinese workers were told take more care making your iphone. some americans report their iphones are scratched, brand new out of the box. >>> let's check the markets ahead of the bell. we'll turn to courtney reagan this morning. she's at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, courtney. >> reporter: hi, good morning to you, scott. futures are a bit lower as the markets come off a positive week with the dow and s&p 500 rising more than 1%. the dow is about 550 points away from its all-time high. there's no economic data today but we'll get reports later this week on the trade deficit, import prices and consumer sentiment. earnings season kicks off tomorrow with alcoa's results after the bell
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Oct 6, 2012 12:35am PDT
. this guy. liquid gold. eat like that guy you know. liquid gold. there are laws so, explain this.? how can something get bigger.. and smaller? there's more of it.. and less of it? well, i guess the laws of physics are more like.. general guidelines. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we are back with the beautiful katie couric, everyone. now, since she beat me when i was a guest on her show -- >> that's right. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] we're going to have a rematch of katie's favorite party game called "salad bowl." we have partners from the audience. what're your names and where you from? >> my name's rachel. i'm from antigo, wisconsin. ♪ >> i'm blake. i'm from oklahoma city. ♪ >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. okc. here we go. salad bowl is, like, celebrity. okay? so, you give your partner clues to get them to guess the names or words that are in the bowl on these little -- little green pieces. i'm gonna -- it's kind of like lettuce, like salad. >> yeah. >> okay. >> jimmy: all right. so now, for example, if the clue was "katie couric," you could say anything like, "she's
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
advantage with law school. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i listed myself as native american, it's part of who i am. >> brown argues that warren has not told why she switched between calling herself native american on applications. >> she changed her nationality to native american. >> later referred to herself as white. >> at the pinnacle of her success, at harvard, she was changed back to being white. >> are you hiding something? >> i'm not. i never used it for college for law school or to get a job. >> to appeal to democrats who far outnumber republicans here, brown calls himself an independent thinker who works with president obama. >> of course i'm going to be proud to stand with the. he is our president and when he does something well i praise him. >> but warren hit brown for raising money by tying his re-election to republicans gaining control of the senate. >> when senator brown talks here in massachusetts about how very bipartisan he is and how very independent he is, he sure is not saying the same thing when he goes around the country raising money. >> both candidates ma
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in san francisco for law school. the public is being invited to the service but you should know the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was just 52 years old. >>> it was one thing when burglars took their jewelry. when they took the family puppy, a san jose city councilman stepped in. burglars first broke into melissa's home last summer. on monday her south san jose home was burglarized again. this time, though, the bad guys took her 10-year-old daughter's brand new puppy. the little yorkie mix. tonight the little girl has a message for those dog knappers. >> if you bring it back, that would mean the world to me. and i would be willing to give anything. you could have stolen anything from my room but just not my puppy. >> have a heart. get the puppy back. little marisa is offering her piggybank as a reward along with $6,000 put up by the council member and san jose police and fire departments. >>> today was day one of match qualifying at the america's cup world series taking place in the san francisco bay. and among the winners, team korea whose skipper is barely old e
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
the first day i'm president. of course presidents don't have the power to change the law by themselves, excuse me. but now he said and a few days earlier, i'll keep pre-existing conditions, i'll keep the kids. >> they took it back right after. >> they had taken it back. chris: he was on a sunday program and done it twice where he said we'll cover the pre-existing condition and wasn't true. >> it's telling about the new romney in this debate was that he was clearly trying to overcome the 47% problem which sam talked about by talking about empathy, i care, people are suffering and giving examples of people, the teacher in las vegas. he made it personal and did what democratic candidates normally do. chris: the right who asked him to make all these commitments throughout the campaign to ensure he's a conservative, they know the commitments and are they interested in him doing well instead of keeping the commitments. >> you'll have a contingent on the far right that are purists and don't want to hear any strain from that ideology and even if it means he loses, they're willing to go down wi
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
for their first offense and $500 for a third strike. right now state law does not ban public nudity. it does prohibit lewd public behavior. >>> the gates will be locked at san jose's allen rock park. san jose fire officials say there are still extreme fire conditions because of the hot weather. if -- well, when the weather cools off, the city says it will re open that park. >>> it will be cooling off very soon and maybe a week away, maybe some rain too. >> oh, yeah, we've got some major changes ahead. we're going to get much cooler. we're going to hold on to that pattern basically through next week. temperatures already dropping off today. we want to start with this crystal clear look over the port of oakland. you'll notice we are getting a little bit choppier on the bay at this point. the winds are picking up. they're shifting out of west. that's a good sign of a cooler day ahead. temperatures are mild. especially down in the south bay. 67 degrees. you're at 62 in san mateo. campbell's at 78. because it was so warm yesterday in cooper tino, you're starting the morning at 81 degrees. we have
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
care law, specifically that would target high-income earners. in fact, they would be paying a higher rate than they did under president clinton. >> reporter: finally, governor romney on the deficit under the obama administration -- >> the president said he'd cut the deficit in half. unfortunately, he doubled it. trillion-dollar deficits for the last four years. >> when romney accuses the president of doubling a deficit, he's stretching the truth a bit. obama inherited a $1.2 trillion deficit when he came into office. you in the president increased that to $1.4 trillion deficit, but the deficits have stayed just under that. they've stayed very high, but they've been just under that for the next couple of years. he hasn't doubled it. >> reporter: these were just a few of the misleading claims flagged by fact check. and they may have found sounded familiar. >> as facts checkers, we've heard these claims over and over again. there wasn't a whole lot new in last night's debate. >> reporter: don't be surprised when you hear similar claims in the remaining debates. one topic that will surel
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
accusing zte of reselling cisco equipment to the i rain janua iranians in violation of u.s. law. while the house committee on intelligence does not have the power to ban chinese communications equipment, the warning that no one, not the government, not the military, verizon, comcast, at&t should be buying equipment from waway and zte should be a big business opportunity for cisco. >>> not your average target store. san francisco is waiting for its first target to open at the metreon on sunday. when it does shoppers will notice it's a little different than the others. the so-called city target will open one hour earlier than other stores at 7:00 a.m. it features smaller than average shopping carts and a special eating area overlooking yerba buena gardens. another city target opens this week in los angeles. by the way, plans for a second target in san francisco, already in the works. >> of course target has a little of everything, including starbucks. speaking of starbucks, the company is letting san francisco become the official taste tester of a brand new food line. the coffee chain as
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
, president obama says he based his health care law on romney's own plan for massachusetts. but romney stuck to his promise to repeal the law if elected. and despite being a prominent issue this week on the campaign trail, the candidates did not tackle the topic of immigration. >>> turkey's deputy prime minister says a bill authorizing the use of force against syria is intended as a deterrent and not a declaration of war. that bill was approved by turkey's parliament this morning. turkish troops fired for the second day in retaliation for syrian mortar fire that killed five civilians in a turkish border town. >>> health officials say a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to steroid injections manufactured at a massachusetts pharmacy. the drug maker has recalled the steroid used to treat mostly back pain as investigators work to confirm the source of the infection. so far, more than two dozen people have been sickened across five states, four people have died, and experts say those numbers could grow. this type of meningitis is caused by a fungus and it is not as contagious as the more c
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
kids shot a video stung to see, a woman and what appears to be total disregard for the law and the safety for those kids. a brazen maneuver caught on tape, without even pausing. watch as this driver pulls up on to the curb and drives down the sidewalk to avoid waiting behind a school bus for handicapped children. >> comes through here every morning, goes around the school bus every morning. >> reporter: not just goes around. in the video you can clearly she sheena hardin doesn't just illegally pass on the right but uses a pedestrian walkway as a detour, and this was all captured by the bus driver. mom lisa kelly saw it every day, too, as she waited for the bus to pick up her daughter. >> what if it was her in a wheelchair. >> reporter: hardin does this all the time, but they needed proofrks so the driver got out his cell phone camera and started rolling, getting all the proof needed. the next day a cleveland police officer was ready and waiting. >> all right. she has been caught. justice has been served. >> reporter: hardin appeared in court on tuesday and plead not guilty
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
, but as a school democratic, we're going to continue to follow the law. >> reporter: the judge is expected to revisit the case in several weeks, but for now, the bible banners are here to stay. signs of faith under the friday night lights. >>> still ahead as we continue here on a saturday morning, are pop stars chris brown and rihanna back together? why some people aren't happy about the message a reunion would send. we'll get into that. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> still to come on "today," some supermarket advice. we'll have some tips before you head to the grocery store. >>> plus, i help
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
sister-in-law who lives across the countryf'ms had botox. no wrinkles. she looks great, and i'd like to ask her about it because i'd like tos7 my husband thinks i should keep my mouth shut. you? >> i don't think you should ask have you had botox, but could you say, you look so great, what's your skin regimen, i want to cope you and see if she offers it up. >> if she offers it up. >> does your skin regimen include injections to the forehead? >> cut to the chase on this one. unless you see the needle going into the face. >> öright. >> do not mention injectionables. >> back channel it, ask your sister, husband, do it that way. >> but a compliment is a good way to go. >> thank you. >> a little stroke and then the slap. >> more adventurous and passive aggressive. >> i think i passed my maiden. >> you fail. >> no. >> more questions for you. >> should probably get -- >> we're seeing you for the first time, and we like it. >> philip galanos, thanks so much, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we'll be back with more of "today" after these messages. we were enjoying our empty nest. and now it's
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
was born, my brother and sister-in-law didn't name her for like three weeks. >> wow. >> really? >> they couldn't come up a name. i'm outing them. we just called her baby girl guthrie. >> bgg. >> she will be in therapy. >> she knows now. >> are you going to name this baby? >> that's kind of raising some eyebrows. >> and speaking of eyebrows. >> "take 3," the presidential debate tonight, decide to take a look at a new study predicting who will win the election using eyebrows, and according to their study president obama has the best groomed eyebrows. >> so they say if you look in history, those with the most groomed eyebrows, the best groomed eyebrows will win except in one case which was bush v. gore in 2000. >> make the argument, the physically most attractive candidate wins so is this a subset of that. >> i don't think people are consciously vote begun it. >> get a close-up on donny's eyebrows and a poll going of our own male anchors. >> obviously that's obama and romney. let's take a look at our guys here. tell us what you think, and send us an e-mail today.com about who has
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